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[puh-ran-thruh-puh s, par-uh n-throh-] /pəˈræn θrə pəs, ˌpær ənˈθroʊ-/

noun, plural paranthropuses for 1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a member of the former genus Paranthropus.
(initial capital letter, italics) a former genus of fossil hominids whose members have now been assigned to the proposed species Australopithecus robustus.


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